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Vegetable matter fragments

Cosmetic (?), greasy-gray vegetable matter, from pot #14-2-598.


From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus III 4(1). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x thickness: 6.0 x 4.7 x 1.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Vegetable matter


The Ancient World


Organic remains